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10,000 Dressesby Marcus Ewert
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Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary: “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. “You shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all.” Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she’d be!
This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.
"In the tradition of Charlotte Zolotow's classic children's book, William's Doll, Marcus Ewert's 10,000 Dressesis a wonderful story about staying true to oneself, no matter what the cost. Three cheers for Bailey, whose creativity and artistic vision will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate exactly who they are."--Leslea Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommiesand The Boy Who Cried Fabulous
Marcus Ewertco-created the hit animated series, Piki & Poko: Adventures in StarLand, currently being shown on MTV’s LOGO channel. He is writing a memoir about his time with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. He lives in San Francisco.
Rex Ray, a renowned graphic designer and fine artist, has a new retrospective book, Rex Ray: Art + Design, and a gift line available from Chronicle Books. His artwork has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University Art Museum in Berkeley, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and elsewhere in the United States. He has gained an international reputation for his innovative graphic design work for many organizations, including Apple, DreamWorks, Sony Music, Rizzoli, Bill Graham Presents, Matador Records, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and City Lights Books.
A modern fairy tale for people of all ages.
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere
"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in Orange Is the New Black”)
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
Finalist, 2008 Lambda Literary Awards
2009 Rainbow List Book
Honor Book, 2010 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature AwardEvery night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows...Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary: You're a BOY Mother and Father tell Bailey. You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all. Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she'd be This gorgeous picture book--a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside--will delight people of all ages. I love this book If I had read it growing up, I might have felt better about my dress-wearing habit.--Isaac Mizrahi Three cheers for Bailey, whose creativity and artistic vision will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate exactly who they are.--Leslea Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies A] luminous little book--San Francisco Chronicle
Probably the most daring book to hit the children's market since Heather Has Two Mommies--Foreword Magazine Bailey's story and Rex Ray's imaginative illustrations will make this groundbreaking children's book a big hit at home. It's an uplifting, trans-positive book about friendship, dreams, and wonder.--CURVE Magazine
Groundbreaking--Bay Area Parent
Delightful...This short and lovely book gives young gender-non-conforming children a fantasy world where their dreams do come true.--Windy City Times
About the Author
Rex Ray, a renowned graphic designer and fine artist, has a retrospective catalog, Rex Ray: Art + Design, and a gift line are available from Chronicle Books. His work is collected by SF MoMA and exhibited around the US. Marcus Ewert co-created with Rowan Cutler the hit animated series Piki and Poko, currently being shown on MTV's LOGO channel.
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